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New Trek T-Shirt Design Contest

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 has announced their second fan-designed Star Trek T-shirt contest.

Launched yesterday, the Star Trek Design Contest will offer prizes up to $2,500.


Restored Shuttle Galileo To Land In Texas

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Once the Star Trek Shuttlecraft Galileo is fully restored this summer, it will have a permanent home in Houston, Texas.

The Galileo will be landing at Space Center Houston as a permanent exhibition.


USS Enterprise To Sail Again

Friday, June 14th, 2013

More information has emerged on the future USS Enterprise, set to sail in 2025.

CVN-80, the third ship of the new Gerald R. Ford-class carriers, will carry the historic name.


Another Trek Costume World Record Attempt

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Last autumn, an event in London set the Guinness World’s Record for most people dressed in Star Trek costumes, but this summer’s Las Vegas Official Star Trek Convention seeks to reclaim the title.

The Vegas event had previously held the record, with 1040 fans dressed in Trek costumes, but the London event topped that by twenty-three.


Star Trek Acer Computer Auction

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

An auction later this month will feature an Acer Aspire R7 Limited Edition Notebook with a Star Trek logo on it.

Only twenty-five of these unique notebooks were ever produced and prior to this auction, none have ever been offered to the public.


June-July 2013 Trek Conventions And Appearances

Friday, May 31st, 2013

There will be twenty-three conventions, shows or appearances in June and July that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.

June begins with Warp 03, which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic on June 1. In attendance at Warp 03 will be Robert Duncan McNeill, and Robert Picardo.


Trek-Inspired Voyage Trekkers

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

A comedy webseries features the “worst starship crew in the Galactic Union.”

Voyage Trekkers, a “comedic love letter to the sci-fi genre,” is beginning its second season and a preview has just been released.


Bat’leth Blacksmithing

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

A recent AWE me YouTube video features master swordsmith and renowned propmaster Tony Swatton creating Worf’s Klingon Bat’leth.

On AWE me, “amazing feats, wow moments, and fascinating phenomena from the world around us,” are showcased. “From watching a modern-day blacksmith forge a weapon, to seeing a team descend into a volcano, to watching an explosive chemical reaction in slow-motion, AWE me celebrates that feeling of curiosity and astonishment you have when you just can’t look away.”


Star Trek: The Middle School Musical

Monday, May 20th, 2013

A new video shows Star Trek as performed as a musical by middle schoolers.

Exploring strange new worlds with the original series crew was never like this! See pint-sized performers show their take on the classic series.


Facebook Star Trek Slots Game

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

A new Facebook game from IGT DoubleDown should be of interest to Star Trek fans.

The game is the Star Trek online slot game.


Bing Klingon Language Translator

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

In celebration of the premiere of Star Trek into Darkness, Bing and Marc Okrand, creator of the Klingon language, have joined to “to make a special language addition of Klingon, the native language of the Klingon population spoken in the Star Trek films, to the Bing Translator.”


Star Trek/Big Bang Theory Shirts And Sweepstakes

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Several new shirts will combine two geek franchises; Star Trek and The Big Bang Theory.

In addition, a sweepstakes will offer fans the chance to attend “the biggest pop culture convention in the world.”


SFX Magazine Star Trek Issue

Monday, May 13th, 2013

A special issue of SFX Magazine will feature Star Trek, from the original series through Star Trek into Darkness and three lucky U.K. Trek fans will win a copy for themselves!

The issue, on sale now, is titled “The A-Z of Star Trek” and is the “ultimate guide to all things Star Trek.”


Star Trek: The Exhibition US Tour

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

A new tour of Star Trek: The Exhibition will begin this summer and last through autumn.

The tour will appear in three western cities.


Star Trek Geek Nation Sites Tour

Monday, May 6th, 2013

For fans of Star Trek, a ten day tour scheduled for this summer will be a pilgrimage to Star Trek filming sites from the original series though Star Trek: Enterprise and the Trek movies.

Geek Nation Tours will be teaming up with Larry Nemecek to offer a “truly extraordinary experience” for Star Trek fans.